The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Thomas William or Wiltberger Evans, 1830-1897

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1830
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Date of Death: 1897
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Dr Thomas Evans was a dentist in Paris, and publisher of the English language newspaper there, the American Register. He was a friend of JW and Stéphane Mallarmé in the 1890s.


A dentist listed as Thomas William Evans (1830-1897) is probably the same as Thomas Wiltberger Evans MD, whose 500 page plus memoirs were published in 1905.

Evans also wrote La commission sanitaire des Etats-Unis, son origines, son organisation et ses resultats, avec un notice sur les hopitaux militaires des Etats -Unis..., Paris, 1865; Lettres d'un oncle a son neveu sur le gouvernement des Etats-Unis, Paris, 1866; Sanitary institutions during the Austro-Prussian- Italian conflict..., Paris, 1868; History of the American ambulance established during the siege of Paris 1870-71, London, 1873; Introduction to the memoirs of Heinrich Heine and some newly-discovered fragments of his writings, London 1884.


Crane, Edward A. Memoirs of Dr Thomas W Evans: the Second Empire, D. Appleton and Co, New York, 1905; Charenton, Thomas Louis, Dr Thomas W. Evans, dentiste á Napoleon III et les dentistes de son époque, Paris, 1936; New York Public Library catalogue (CATNYP) (accessed 2004.06).